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CETel signs long-term extension for transponder lease on Arabsat 5A and 5C

March 11, 2013

As part of its strategic collaboration and long-lasting partnership with Arabsat, CETel announces its commitment and extend a part of its capacity lease with Arabsat on the powerful satellites Arabsat 5A at orbital position 30.5° East and Arabsat 5C at orbital position 20° East. The additional multi-year agreement embraces satellite capacity of more than two transponders.

The additional capacity is required to enlarge Geolink’s and CETel’s VSAT satellite networks and to serve the growing demand in the EMEA markets. Further, CETel detects growing interest in maritime VSAT operations and Oil & Gas networks. Currently, CETel provides Uplink services from 9.3m/9.0m antennas from its award-wining Teleport facilities in Germany and combines the powerful coverage over Africa and the Middle East into an excellent service, based on a European Teleport and European fibre networks.

“For nearly a decade, CETel and Arabsat built a strong and reliable partnership, that combines CETel’s technical expertise and quality service with Arabsat’s excellent satellite fleet to meet the demand of the of the Middle East and African markets” comments Guido Neumann, Managing Director of CETel Group.

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